When civil servants and MPs can’t speak up against ministers, they can’t do their jobs properly.
The prospect of Boris Johnson and Liz Truss adding peers to the House of Lords has reopened a knotty debate that never quite gets resolved.
Shakespeare often portrayed crises of legitimacy and reflected on the politics of his day but the Tories might not fare so well in a modern production.
Sunak is the first person of colour to take the top post. But he faces a host of problems at home, as well as a Conservative Party tearing itself apart.
It has been a short but very eventful journey to the top for a man who has only been in parliament since 2015.
The Conservative Party is hopelessly stuck in the 1980s, and it may yet be the undoing of Liz Truss as prime minister.
Brazil’s Bolsonaro has done better than expected in the first round of Brazil’s presidential election. An expert discusses why populism gets votes.
An energy crisis means the world is less likely to call out Saudi Arabia’s human rights abuses, an expert argues.
A new prime minister is in place – but is now a good time to go to the polls?
Johnson’s leadership during the pandemic has been characterised by failures of governance and breaches of ethics.
The new leader of the Conservative party inherits a country in crisis.
The new prime minister must provide a clear plan and a fresh start – but the shadow of her predecessor looms large.
Liz Truss has defeated Rishi Sunak to become the next prime minister – but her victory makes the Conservatives much more likely to lose the next election.
From calling his opponent a bollard to shutting parliament for an extended period, Johnson has pushed the limits of the ‘good chaps school of government’.
As he exits Number 10, an expert on political rhetoric looks back on the quotes that best illustrate Johnson’s premiership.
China is challenging the idea of democracy, but western leaders are eroding democratic rights too.
Having an ethics adviser is a matter of convention, not a legal requirement.
Be it Liz Truss or Rishi Sunak, the incoming leader will inherit a party in deep trouble.
What would moralists and realists say about the UK’s recent political turmoil?
Both Churchill and Johnson had a complicated relationship with the Conservative Party.